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2015 Reconciling Ministries Gathering

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Pacific Northwest Reconciling Ministries Network
 

2015 Pacific Northwest Reconciling Ministries Gathering

Date and Location:
Saturday, March 21, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bellevue United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Bellevue, WA

Featured Speakers:
We are excited this year to welcome as our keynote speakers: Bishop Melvin G. Talbert (LGBT and civil rights advocate) and Dr. Jennifer Bird (author of Abuse, Power and Fearful Obedience). Read more about them both in the brochure.

Workshops:
More information about these workshops can be found in the brochure
  • Helping Families When Children Come Out
  • Living Your Welcome - Panel from Reconciling Congregations
  • Queer Issues in the 21st Century
  • Sexuality: What we don't discuss
  • Stepping up as an Ally
  • Transgender 101
Six-page brochure (Download)
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You can register for the The Gathering online by clicking this link and entering the requested information there.

Printable Registration Form (Download)
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Welcome!

The Pacific Northwest Reconciling Ministries Network (PNW RMN) is an association of individuals, congregations, and campus ministries in Washington and northern Idaho who are part of the Reconciling Ministries movement within the United Methodist Church (UMC). Reconciling Ministries seeks full inclusion of and participation by all peoples in the life of the UMC, including sexual minorities and others who are not fully included at present.


This Website

We are hoping to provide on these pages materials for Methodists of conscience to read widely about sexual orientation, form study groups, and dialogue with other United Methodists... especially those who may differ from us. Most of all, we invite all who seek a worship community to recognize you are not only welcome, but embraced in our community! View our map of Reconciling Ministries in Washington State (updated 10/28/2008)


PNW-RMN Position Statement

(revised September 3, 2004)
  • We exist to be a healing voice within the climate of fear and misinformation about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons. We seek to create a welcoming climate in our churches where all persons may participate fully. We embrace the tension between the reality of diversity and being one body in Christ.
  • We encourage and support all who want to be reconciled through Christ. Our network supports, encourages, and equips lay people and pastors in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference to be instruments of justice within the denomination by inviting all persons to be full participants in the life of the church, both in policy and practice.
  • In supporting our sisters and brothers, we provide educational and worship resources and strategies that enable and empower all individuals and church organizations for Christian ministry in their efforts to be inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons.
  • We advocate as Christians in the public arena for full citizenship rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.

2014 Budget

Click here to download a copy of our 2014 budget. [.doc file]

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National Reconciling Ministries Network
The Pacific Northwest Reconciling Ministries Network is an affiliate of the national Reconciling Ministries Network, a national grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the United Methodist Church, both in policy and practice.
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